World Dream Passengers Allowed to Disembark after Coronavirus Tests

   February 10, 2020 ,   Accidents

Thousands of people stuck on a Dream Cruises ship in Hong Kong for 4 days were finally allowed to disembark after coronavirus tests came back negative.

Some 3,600 crew and passengers on World Dream were quarantined amid fears some of the staff could have contracted the coronavirus on a previous sailing. The World Dream cruise ship was put in quarantine on Wednesday, February 5, after it emerged that 3 passengers who had sailed on a previous cruise were later found to have contracted the deadly virus.

World Dream cruise ship

According to chief port health officer Leng Yiu-Hong, all crew members (around 1,800 in number) had tested negative for the virus, and everyone would be allowed to disembark with no need to self-quarantine after leaving.

Hong Kong's health minister said on Sunday that 468 people had been ordered to stay at home, in government-run centres or hotel rooms, one day after officials implemented a mandatory 2-week quarantine period for anyone arriving from mainland China.

For other World Dream accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.

For Coronavirus updates on cruise ship quarantines (infected passengers and crew) and top-pandemic countries (COVID-19 cases and deaths, daily updated statistics) see at CruiseMapper's Norovirus page.

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